We have a couple of long reviews, too long for posts anyway. One’s on paleoanthropology (about our ancestors who came before homo sapiens) and the other is on artificial intelligence. Check them out — Cafe Neandertal or Superintelligence.
By the way, you’ll notice that those scribes are working on pages, not on long scrolls. Writing on pages and then gathering those pages into books was the new technology of the Middle Ages. The newly invented book gave readers the amazing opportunity of going from the beginning of a text to the middle or the end or to anyplace in between just by turning a few pages! No more having to unwind a long scroll and then rewind it back. Furthermore, the pages were flat, never rolled up, so you could paint gorgeous colored illuminations on the page. It was wonderful. What will they think of next!